Carmarthen Team

The Orthodontic Centre Carmarthen's team of orthodontists:

Dr David Howells

BDS (Lond), MScD (Wales), LDS, DOrth, MOrth, FDS RCS (Eng)

Specalist Orthodontist (GDC No 50543). After dental qualification, David gained experience in oral & maxillofacial surgery and restorative dentistry prior to passing his Fellowship in Dental Surgery. He then chose to embark upon an orthodontic career and, following specialist qualification in Cardiff in 1982, worked in the Maxillofacial Unit in Portsmouth. Next he moved to Birmingham Dental Hospital as senior registrar where, through an exchange visit to California, was impressed by the efficiency and effectiveness of the team approach to orthodontics with Orthodontic Therapists integrated with use of sophisticated appliance systems. Following accreditation by the Royal College of Surgeons, David was appointed consultant to Morriston Hospital, Swansea. As Clinical Director of its’ new Maxillofacial Unit he is pleased to have contributed to development of that centre into one of the UK’s leading providers of treatment for cleft palate and other severe dento-facial deformity. Responding to huge unmet need for orthodontics in mid and west Wales, David went on to establish specialist practices in Carmarthenshire in 1997 and 1999. He was Wales’ first Invisalign Platinum Doctor; a system which frequently provides the best combination of discretion and comfort. Now he practises exclusively at The Orthodontic Centre in Carmarthen, offering adults and children high quality care using latest technology optimised for each case within their available budget

Dr James Davies

BDS (Sheff), DDSc (L'pool), MJDF (UK), MOrth RCS (Edin),

Specialist Orthodontist (GDC No 83874) James is our clinical orthodontic lead at The Orthodontic Centre in Carmarthen. After qualifying in dentistry from Sheffield University in 2004 he spent 4 years working in West Wales in both General Dental Practice and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He obtained his Membership of Joint Dental Faculties (MJDF) qualification from the Royal College of Surgeons England in 2008 before gaining entry onto the specialist orthodontic training programme at Liverpool University. Here he gained a Doctorate in Dental Science (DDSc) and completed his Membership in Orthodontics (M.Orth) from the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. James is a talented young clinician who prides himself on providing the highest quality results. He is certified to provide invisalign to both adults and teenagers and is keen to provide aesthetic brace solutions.

We also have are four Orthodontic Therapists:

  • Nadine Naylor – Orthodontic Therapist (GDC No 118138)
  • Catherine Rossi – Orthodontic Therapist (GDC No 117300)
  • Felicity Allen – Orthodontic Therapist (GDC No 193079)
  • Sarah Evans – Trainee Orthodontic Therapist (GDC No 118137)

All of the above are supported by our registered dental nurses:

  • Joanna Howells (GDC No 136157)
  • Leah Jones (GDC No 151497)
  • Stephanie Flattery (GDC No 136164)
  • Natasha Studholme (GDC No 117273)
  • Debbie Thomas (GDC No 117445)
  • Ceri Wilson (GDC No 221507)
  • Alison Owens (GDC No 158622)
  • Mandy Richards (GDC No 170462)

The clinical team is supported by a dedicated team of 6 administration staff:

  • Allison Lamnea – Practice Manager
  • Caroline Rees – Secretary
  • Anna Jones – Administrator  
  • Cathy Howard – Senior Receptionist
  • Pam Edmunds – Receptionist
  • Mary Davies – Receptionist